Grop wrote:(Re: américain, a French sandwich).
Axman, maybe the misconception here is to think that américain sandwiches are supposed to be sold to Americans, or to be related to how Americans like their sandwiches.
Well, it is
named after America. From the description, it seemed clear that it's a parody of a burger.
muteKi wrote:For the sake of staying on-topic, I suppose if I'm going to go for a decent misconception I, or at least people I know, have faced, it's that free and/or open-source software is inherently worse than commercial/closed software, in all cases. More schools, especially low-budget ones, ought to run Linux rather than Windows licenses.
There are several problems with that. First of all, while there is certainly decent word processing software for Linux, it's not Microsoft Word, and schools feel (right or wrong) they need to teach students MS Office because that is what they will encounter in the real world. And it's certainly NOT a misconception that [some] users are stupid enough that the slightest difference from what they learned on will screw them up. I suspect that the Ribbon is probably the best thing to ever have happened to OpenOffice, just because it means that OO is more similar to Office 2003 than MS Office ever will be again.
Second, the schools may already be heavily invested in e.g. grade tracking systems that only work on Mac and Windows.
Third, most computers already come with a windows license (and it's probably not as easy as you'd think to build a computer for less than the cheapest computers you can buy; because the extent to which they cut costs on the case, power supply, etc, means you can't buy parts that cheap because they suck and people who build computers don't want crappy cheap parts)